Chest X- Ray

A radiograph using a small dose of ionizing radiation, to produce images of the lungs, heart, and the chest wall is called a chest X-ray. It is the most common imaging diagnostic test done. It helps to identify conditions like pneumonia, emphysema, and cancer.

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Kindly review my chest x-ray and help me know if I have any abnormalities.

Query: Hello doctor,I did an x-ray for immigration purposes, and the panel of physicians said that my chest x-ray was abnormal. She has sent me my reports and asked me to follow up with another doctor. I wanted to know if the abnormality was a matter of concern or because of lifestyle issues.Regards.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As I can see, there is mention of bilateral apical pleural capping in the document shared by you (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It means there is a possible thickening of the covering of both lungs in the upper chest area. While this ...  Read Full »

What does a chest x-ray show in case of asthma?

Query: Hello doctor, Today I had an asthma attack at work and they treated me and did a chest x-ray. I am an x-ray technician and I just do not think my chest x-ray looks right. Please suggest. I am currently on Concerta, Omeprazole, Cetirizine, Montelukast, Symbicort, Pro-air emergency pump, and Albute...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The chest x-rays (attachment removed to protect patient identity), PA and lateral views are showing mildly prominent bronchovascular markings in the bilateral perihilar and lower zones and might be of concern for hyperactive airways after the asthma attack. There are n...  Read Full »

Kindly check the x-rays for signs of bronchopneumonia.

Query: Hello doctor, A 2.5-year-old young girl got X-ray diagnosis bronchopneumonia, but her blood tests are all fine, nor she has a temperature. Just cough. We would like to see a second opinion on X-ray images.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have viewed the X-ray chest image sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are mildly prominent lung markings in the bilateral lunes and this can suggest hyperactive airways or a mild lung infection. There is no focal lesion or patchy opacit...  Read Full »

Are the streaky opacities in lungs seen in chest x-ray cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, There are streaky opacities seen on my chest X-ray. I would like to know more about the meaning of these findings. Are streaky opacities associated with malignancy? My key symptom is shortness of breath. I have no coughing, no fever, no sputum, and no hemoptysis. Also, I am an ex-smok...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. Streaky opacities scattered in both lung fields means that there might be small straight lung shadows along the air passages on your X-ray on both the sides. These prominent airways in the lun...  Read Full »

I have problem in speaking and swallowing. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, There is a problem in speaking and swallowing.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your chest X-ray shows some changes in the lungs (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and is likely from any old infection like TB if you had it previously. It can also be from smoking if you were smoking for many years. There are certain changes in the brai...  Read Full »

Are there any abnormalities in my chest radiograph?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to get a an opinion regarding the attached chest radiograph. I wish to know if there are any abnormalities like scarring.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your attached chest radiograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please find my observations below. The chest x-ray is essentially normal except for slightly prominent lung markings bilaterally and especially in right lower zone. Ho...  Read Full »

Can breathing treatment hide a lung cancer if done right before a chest x-ray?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 55 year old female. Can a breathing treatment given before a chest x-ray, hide lung cancer?  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your query. Please find my observations below. Breathing treatments like nebulizers will not hide any suspected lung cancer when given before taking a chest x-ray. Chest x-ray is a basic investigation used to screen the lungs field and heart and usuall...  Read Full »

Kindly explain the chest X-ray of a UTI patient.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother was admitted to hospital nine months back with a catheter-related UTI. She was also hypothermic. Tests revealed that the UTI had become urinary sepsis. She was given IV antibiotics for this. Her legs were swollen with edema, as was her lower abdomen, but her chest was clear....  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The chest X-ray done shows mildly increased bilateral lung markings and a mildly enlarged cardiac shadow (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are no serious concerns about this X-ray. In the chest X-ray done a few days later, there is a generalised ha...  Read Full »

Please explain the odd in my chest x-ray and liver scan report.

Query: Hi doctor, I am done with my chest x-ray. But, I am worried and I do not want to wait a week for my doctor's opinion. So, I have attached it. Please convey your opinion. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your chest x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The lung fields are clear. There is no abnormal fluid collection in the chest cavity. The heart and rib cage are also normal. In conclusion, your chest x-ray is normal as visualized. However, ...  Read Full »

Can you help interpret my chest X-ray?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a chest and sinus X-ray a couple of days ago and I need help reading and explaining it. I had a runny nose and a cough with phlegm so the ENT doctor asked for a chest X-ray. I have attached the images of the reports.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I am able to view your paranasal sinus X-rays. It shows mild haziness in the left maxillary sinus compared to the opposite side which can be due to a mild sinus infection. The ri...  Read Full »

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